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Mining Rokh FTW

[Rokh, Mining]
Co-Processor II
Co-Processor II
Mining Laser Upgrade II
Mining Laser Upgrade II
Mining Laser Upgrade II

Invulnerability Field II
Invulnerability Field II
ML-3 Amphilotite Mining Probe
Large F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction
Large Shield Booster II
Shield Boost Amplifier II

Miner II
Miner II
Miner II
Miner II
Miner II
Miner II
Miner II
Small Tractor Beam I

Cargohold Optimization I
Cargohold Optimization I
Cargohold Optimization I

Mining Drone II x5
Warrior II x5

That’s the amazing fit I made for the Rokh. It’s even in EFT format so you can easily import it. It’s for those battle-scarred PVP veterans who have decided that shooting rocks in space is a much better way to earn ISK than fighting and losing ships.

In all seriousness though, the Rokh is the optimal mining ship for those who want to imitate Chribba. It has more CPU than any other battleship, and many high slots for mining lasers. Let’s compare this to a Covetor fitted with T2 Veldspar Mining crystals (as everyone mines that these days).

Ore yield (IMHO the whole point of mining): 1162 (Rokh) vs 1234 (Cov)
Defense (so NPCs don’t pop you): 354 hp/s vs 7 hp/s
EHP (so suicide gankers don’t get you): 68,244 vs 5,206
Mobility (when people bump you away, this is important): 111 m/s vs 79 m/s
Cargohold (well, everyone jetcan mines or has an Orca these days, so it’s irrelevant): 951 m3 vs 7756 m3
LOL factor (self-explanatory): OMGWTFAMAZING vs meh.

As you can see, this ship is quite capable. If you’re going to mine in a non-mining ship, if you’re going to stand out among the barges, if you’re going to make roids run for their lives, USE A ROKH.

Plus carebears will get scared of you, leaving the field (and their drones) all to yourself. E.g. If you’re mining one day in a barge and a Rokh piloted by a guy with a -1.9 sec status yelling “ALLAH ACKBAR” in local warps in, you’re gonna RUN.

You can admire this fit and view comments on Battleclinic: http://eve.battleclinic.com/loadout/25971-Mining-Rokh-FTW.html

EDIT: Apparently Covetors aren’t the new gold standard for mining ships today; hulks are more fashionable (aside from noobships). So let’s compare the Rokh of Awesomeness to this new contender (again, assuming T2 Veldspar crystals for the Hulk):

Ore yield (IMHO the whole point of mining): 1162 (Rokh) vs 1419 (Hulk)
Defense (so NPCs don’t pop you): 354 hp/s vs 73 hp/s
EHP (so suicide gankers don’t get you): 68,244 vs 11,802
Mobility (when people bump you away, this is important): 111 m/s vs 88 m/s
Cargohold (well, everyone jetcan mines or has an Orca these days, so it’s irrelevant): 951 m3 vs 10,580 m3
LOL factor (self-explanatory): OMGWTFAMAZING vs thisissolamethatiamgoingtokillmyself.

As you can see, the Rokh has pwned the Hulk. You get 81% of the ore yield of a Hulk (but the time saved from having to train Exhumers V will allow you to train your ore processing skills, so it evens out). You have far more defense (you can sit there and mine blissfully even with a can flipper in a frigate shooting at you). It takes 6x as many disco-geddons to kill you. You are faster AND have that tractor so you can drag cans and perhaps Minmatar can flippers behind you. You have a cargohold small enough that you don’t sit there wondering what you’re going to put in it. And you have the LOL factor on your side, not to mention the ability mentioned earlier (scaring other miners).

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Ice Mining

While ratting in 0.0 to raise my sec status, I came across this ice mining operation:

Ice Mining

Ice Mining

Ice Mining

Yes, that’s a Chimera (Caldari carrier). And three Mackinaws. You can almost hear the roids screaming in terror.

Asteroids - Wait Up

Veritas47 > this operation at its current state of macks pulls in 68 million isk an hour
Trina Forrest > to make good isk/hour you need 3 things, duel monitors with a computer that can support 5 accounts, 5 accounts, and lots of movies to stand constant ice mining rofl

Wowwee. Now I understand why “the top 10% of all characters in EVE (64,500 characters in total) hold more than 88% of all ISK in wallets at any given time.”